AOIR ETHICS PANEL 1: PRACTICES AND ROADMAPS

Authors

  • Antonia Vaughan University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Marie Eneman University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ylva Hård af Segerstad University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Stefan Nilsson University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Maria Olsson University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Tian Zheng Columbia University, United States of America
  • Isabelle Zaugg Columbia University, United States of America
  • Jonathan Reeve Columbia University, United States of America
  • Michael Zimmer Marquette University, United States of America

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2021i0.12135

Keywords:

ethics, research ethics, vulnerable communities, ethics education

Abstract

This panel is one of two sessions organized by the AoIR Ethics Working Committee. It collects four papers exploring a broad (but shared) range of practices that present ethical challenges in internet research, while also providing possible roadmaps towards addressing these concerns. These include: the risks and challenges researchers face when researching far-right communities online; the ethical dilemmas faced when researching online sexual crimes involving children; the ethical grey zones researchers have to navigate when research environments fail to provide appropriate tools and protocols to keep pace with changing regulations; an analysis of data ethics syllabi in order to provide a framework to guide how we teach data and internet ethics. Taken together, the papers in this panel discussion engage with novel domains of internet research and shine a light on the unique ethical questions increasingly confronting researchers, while also striving to provide possible guidance on how to start addressing these dilemmas. These papers are among those under consideration for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society associated with the AoIR Ethics Working Committee and AoIR2021.

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Published

2021-09-15

How to Cite

Vaughan, A., Eneman, M., Hård af Segerstad, Y., Nilsson, S., Olsson, M., Zheng, T., Zaugg, I., Reeve, J., & Zimmer, M. (2021). AOIR ETHICS PANEL 1: PRACTICES AND ROADMAPS. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2021. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2021i0.12135

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